33 Washington Street
Deputy Chief Financial Officer– Sharon E. Smith
Office HoursMonday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Department of Finance is responsible for effectively maintaining the financial administration of the municipality and overseeing its resources. The chief financial officer supervises the Division of Finance, Division of Tax Collection and Division of Payroll.
The fiscal responsibilities of this department begin with the budget process, including preparation, monitoring and ensuring township departments adhere to the municipal budget. The chief financial officer is responsible for determining temporary and permanent financing of all general and utility obligations. Debt management is controlled with six-year capital budget planning and forecasting.
The Division of Finance maintains the custody of all local funds, implements the cash management policy to achieve interest maximization on investments and the timely disbursing of funds. A bill list is prepared and presented to the Township Council twice a month at the council meetings for approval. Purchase orders are processed by the individual departments and verified by the Finance Department before placement on the bill list. Information concerning due dates for submission and check payment dates are listed below.
The Division of Payroll is responsible for maintaining all payroll, pension and deduction records as well as quarterly/annual reporting of employees' taxes and pension contributions. Pension account information can be accessed through the State website at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/.